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PG&E pushing for state law to restrict Palo Alto Utilities

Original post made by Sarah, Midtown, on Jan 31, 2010

Interesting article in the Mercury-News today about PG&E spending millions of dollars for a state initiative to scuttle city-owned utilities (like Palo Alto Utilities): Web Link

The article says "The Palo Alto City Council is expected to consider a resolution opposing the ballot initiative today." Anyone know if this happened? Or maybe the article is actually referring to Monday.

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Posted by Connect the dots
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Feb 1, 2010 at 5:21 am

Not to keep beating a dead horse, but just to make the point.

This is what happened to much of our smaller, independent, cheaper choices in health care. When a lobbying group of any sort, be they groups to lobby to change laws to favor them such as language translation groups or certain medical professionals, or groups that lobby to change laws to favor them in order to get rid of the few remaining businesses that won't be able to live up to the new law....there is always a price to be paid when we let government decide what businesses can stay and what they must do.

And it never, ever stops at just one industry.

And we, the consumers, always lose.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 1, 2010 at 7:21 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

When PG&E was handed the dirty end of the stick after Diablo Canyon and Helms Hydro, they surrendered their independent judgment in return for a government guarantee of profit. The foolish renewable requirement that has doubled our energy cost with no real benefit except to the Gorebots and the regulatory agencies payrolls has put PG&E into competition for a scarce commodity, renewable sources.


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Posted by Jody
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Feb 1, 2010 at 9:49 am

As a customer of Palo Alto Utilities I'm surprised PG & E haven't done this sooner!! Whatever happen our rates will continue to go up and up.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 1, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

I pray that, as the Warmie Religion continues to melt down from internal dishonesty and logical inconsistencies, the legislation based on the lies will be gradually swept away. My further hope is that those politicians and other "leaders" will furl their banners and retire in shame. It will take decades to fully recovery from this folly, but let the recovery begin.


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Posted by John
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 1, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Jody and Walter,

Yes, Palo Alto rates have gone up dramatically -- because of the actions of the energy giants at the end of the last millenium. Study the history.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 2, 2010 at 7:45 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

"Yes, Palo Alto rates have gone up dramatically -- because of the actions of the energy giants at the end of the last millenium. Study the history"
The history was as I cited - change action to reaction and your statement is correct.


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